The College of Education and Human Services will proudly present the School and College Service Award to Thomas Lloyd Smith, '96 at the 32nd annual Many Are One alumni awards on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. A cocktail reception precedes the event at 6 p.m. Many Are One honors alumni of Seton Hall University who exemplify the mission of servant leadership through their personal and professional accomplishments. It is the only event where all who are "true blue" gather together to celebrate the University's 160-year legacy of positively influencing the world in which we live. This year, the event is sponsored by Mercer.
The gala comes back to campus for 2018 and will be held in the newly constructed Bethany Hall, a welcome center dedicated to Monsignor Robert Sheeran '67, president emeritus of Seton Hall. Monsignor Sheeran requested that the center be named Bethany Hall after the Biblical village where Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus received Jesus into their home, as a place of friendship and community.
Proceeds raised from Many Are One support the Many Are One Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides children, grandchildren and siblings of alumni who attend Seton Hall with four-year scholarships.
About The Honoree
Thomas Lloyd Smith, '96 earned a B.S. Magna Cum Laude in Secondary Education from Seton Hall University, a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University Kennedy School, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He was a Seton Hall University Merit Scholar and Kappa Delta Pi Scholar. Smith was the first student of color to serve as President of the Student Government Association and was successful in creating the Student Government Association Cross Cultural Council.
Smith has consistently used his skills in education, the law and finance to better prepare himself to serve the needs of under-represented communities. He founded the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School in Boston, taught in the Brentwood Public Schools in New York, and is C.E.O. & Founder of New Education Ventures LLC in Boston. New Education Ventures LLC maintains oversight for two primary initiatives: Constructing the Cradle Through College Pipeline and Deconstructing the School to Prison Pipeline. Constructing the Cradle Through College Pipeline provides guidance for school district partnerships with complementing social services organizations providing support for children and their families. Deconstructing the School to Prison Pipeline analyzes the key factors driving and sustaining the school to prison pipeline and opportunities for educational reform.
Thomas Lloyd Smith is currently an attorney with the law firm of Meyers Nave in Oakland, California, with a focus on working with schools and education law. He is also active in the Oakland NAACP and was recently appointed to the Oakland Police Commission by the Mayor of the City of Oakland, Libby Schaaf and twice elected Chairperson by his fellow commissioners.
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